Collaboration: The competitive edge to economic growth for metropolitan regions

2016 Collaborate to Compete logo

 

By Ruby Gill, Communications and Marketing Advisor

What is Collaborate to Compete?

Regional collaboration is the key to staying competitive in the world economy of the future.

Collaborate to Compete is a Canada-based network of metropolitan regions generating knowledge and promoting regional collaboration to improve Canadian competitiveness.

The focus is to increase regional networks  across Canada and North America through shared experiences and best practices.

 

Fourth Annual Collaborate to Compete 2016

On June 2, 2016, Canada’s leading regional thinkers and forward-looking regional-plan adopters gathered in Winnipeg.

This year’s Collaborate to Compete focus was Metropolitan Regions: Driving the Global Economy

Attendees and speakers came from municipal governments, metro-regions, industry, transit organizations, and more. Their common interest? Regional collaboration as the path to the future.

Keep reading to learn more about the 2016 Collaborate to Compete.

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2015 Cargo Logistics Conference: Regional collaboration at work

The Calgary Region was well represented at the 2015 Cargo Logistics Conference in Vancouver.  Participation was to attract business and investment to the Calgary Region from North America’s transportation, supply chain and logistics industry.

Watch the Calgary Region attendees discuss the role of collaboration at the Conference:

 

Key takeaways from the Cargo Logistics Conference:

  • Success with the new inbound marketing approach and the ebook in helping generate leads of businesses looking to invest in the Calgary Region (0:04)
  • Awareness of the benefits for importers and distributors looking to do business in the Region (0:46)
  • Success with the collaborative approach with all partners working as a team representing the Calgary Region (0:56)
  • Connect with the sector leaders in transportation and logistics all at the same place to understand (1:31) :
    • ports on the coast,
    • carriers moving goods into the interior
    • how products are distributed across Western Canada
  • Collaborative approach seen as a success by industry and business (2:02)
  • Connecting with the ports across Canada to explore opportunities (2:42)

The event was a success for the Calgary Region with numerous leads acquired, many new connections gained and collaboration opportunities opened with many organizations in the supply chain, logistics and transportation sector.

 

Representatives at the Calgary Region booth:

Calgary Logistics Council

Van Horne Institute

City of Calgary – Office of Land Servicing and Housing

Calgary Economic Development

Calgary Regional Partnership

 

This article was originally posted on Calgary Region Focus February 13, 2015.